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[DALIN, Olof von (1708-1763)]. Sagan om hästen. Stockholm: Peter Jöransson Nyström, 1742. 4° (191 x 141mm). (Lightly spotted and browned.) Modern paper boards (formerly a stitched pamphlet). FIRST EDITION. Dalin's Sagan om hästen (The Story of the Horse) is an allegory about Sweden under its various rulers, with the country represented as a horse and the Kings as its owners and riders. 'Its entertaining and engaging effect is based on the contrast between the popularly realistic and burlesque narrative tone and the serious nature of the historical material. Even today it is considered literary entertainment of high class' (Algulin, History of Swedish Literature, Sweden: 1989, pp.40-41).

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[DALIN, Olof von (1708-1763)]. Sagan om hästen. Stockholm: Peter Jöransson Nyström, 1742. 4° (191 x 141mm). (Lightly spotted and browned.) Modern paper boards (formerly a stitched pamphlet). FIRST EDITION. Dalin's Sagan om hästen (The Story of the Horse) is an allegory about Sweden under its various rulers, with the country represented as a horse and the Kings as its owners and riders. 'Its entertaining and engaging effect is based on the contrast between the popularly realistic and burlesque narrative tone and the serious nature of the historical material. Even today it is considered literary entertainment of high class' (Algulin, History of Swedish Literature, Sweden: 1989, pp.40-41).

DALIN, Olof von. Poetiska arbeten. [Edited by Pehr Rudin (1733-1793)]. Stockholm: Andres Jacobsson Nordström, 1782. 2 volumes, 8° (193 x 117mm). Engraved frontispiece of Dalin after Jacob Gillberg, engraved allegorical plate depicting Sweden's freedom, by Johan Frederik Martin, after Elias Martin, engraved plate of Orpheus playing to the wild animals after Gillberg, 4 vignette headpieces after Martin separately printed and mounted. (A little spotting and staining.) Contemporary mottled calf, gilt crowned monogram supralibros, gilt spine with leather spine labels, red edges (discreet repairs at spine, rubbed). Provenance: H.E.C. (Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, 1759-1818, Queen of Sweden and Norway, wife of King Charles XIII; binding) -- A.M. Börquist (inscribed front endleaf) -- Frederic Rönquist (stamp). FIRST EDITION. (3)
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